The Singapore Grand Prix is the toughest test on the Formula 1 calendar. With 23 corners and only 1 real straight to relax on it is a challenge of mind, body, and machine. And that is in the dry.
When the rain falls the mazy street circuit becomes a minefield full of barriers, tricky braking zones, and tight complexes.
Having a dedicated setup for Singapore in the dry is important, but in the wet it is crucial beyond belief.
How should you tweak your car for the rain?
With all those corners you need to pile on wing angle. However, there are very few overtaking opportunities around this lap, which means we still need to be competitive down Raffles Boulevard into turn 7.
As a result we have gone with a 7-11 setting, which gives you ultimate rear stability through the corners and enough front-end grip to get turned into the corners.
The transmission setting affects how power is delivered to the rear wheels.
Due to the amount of kerbing we need to take on this lap and how often you will be on the power with one wheel off the tarmac we have gone with a 60% on-throttle differential. This will give you a little more traction out of the slow corners, but be careful coming out of the hairpin turn 13, it is easy to get a kick of oversteer when powering out.
The off-throttle transmission is set to 75%, which helps push the car through the corners a little more.
The suspension geometry describes how the tyres are aligned to the body of the car.
As the wet tyres are very durable and the rain helps keep the temperatures down we can load up the camber to help us carry some pace through the corners.
As a result we have gone with a -2.60 front camber and a -1.20 on the rear.
The front toe is set to 0.06 to keep a little more responsiveness on the front end, while the rear toe of 0.29 helps keep the back end more stable.
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